Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers?
You’ll be happy to know that the women you hired to work in your factory are not as intractable as you feared.
Are the rich different from the rest of us? Americans sure think so: according to a new poll, the wealthy are smarter and more hard-working, but also greedier and more dishonest. Oh, and they also pay too little in taxes.
Bill Nye (television’s “Science Guy”) took to the internet to denounce creationism, saying that it fosters a worldview that is “crazy” and “untenable.” Nearly 4-in-10 Americans say that humans and other living things have existed in their present form since creation, while 57% believe in basic tenets of evolution.
Yes, folks, it’s that time of the year: time to start figuring out how the Electoral College will shape the presidential election. Luckily, William Galston has a handy guide to help you sort out which states will matter and which won’t.
And because I know you’re not sufficiently confused, it looks like expatriates’ votes might play a significant role this November.
Nine Latino politicians will speak at the Republican National Convention this week. PRRI Research Associate Juhem Navarr0-Rivera suggests that unless the GOP shifts its position on immigration policy, however, their presence alone is unlikely to result in significant Latino votes for the GOP ticket.
The GOP is taking a hard line against pornography in its platform, saying that pretty much all forms of pornography (distribution over the Internet, in hotel rooms, on cable television, and in retail shops) should be illegal. A slim majority of younger Millennials (age 18-24) favor making pornography more difficult to access online, although Millennial men are significantly less supportive than Millennial women.
Some Ron Paul supporters are still miffed at Mitt Romney after a knock-down intra-party fight over Republican delegates in Maine, while Paul himself says he doesn’t “fully endorse” Romney.
Remember the pro-atheist billboards that were slated to go up during the Democratic National Convention? They’ve been canceled due to a “large volume of threats.” Less than half (45%) of Americans have a favorable opinion of atheists.